If you’ve ever felt like you had to choose between a vacation for the kids and a vacation where the adults have fun, you know the struggle is real. Check out our guide to kid-favorited stuff to do in the Virgin Islands (that parents love too)!
Want to pet a sea lion? Don’t miss games, selfies, and kisses with sea lions at Coral World’s Sea Lion Encounter. Coral World is a spectacular place for the whole family to learn about and encounter sea creatures. Afterwards, explore Coki Beach for a fun day in the sun. Parents, you can rent a chair and umbrella, and actually have food and drinks brought to you while the kids play. Now that’s a vacation.
Climb Cliffs and Enter the Gate to Paradise
If your kids are 13 and older, enjoy a guided family rock climb. Embark on a via ferata, a combination of jungle hiking and rock climbing. Take in the spectacular views, climb cliffs, navigate boulders, and pass through a cave known as the gate to Paradise.
Headed over to St. John to explore the parks? Stop by the visitor center and ask for a Junior Ranger workbook. Kids will be guided through educational exercises and games. Once they’re finished, they’ll receive their own Junior Ranger badge!
Enjoy an unforgettable family adventure with Virgin Islands Ecotours.Kayak through mango trees and hike the deserted island of Cas Cay on their Mangrove Lagoon Adventure.
Get Your Picture Made with a Pirate
The Pirate Museum of St. Thomas has been featured in two documentaries, and it’s no wonder. It’s the best place to find lost treasure, explore shipwrecks, and check out artifacts without ever leaving land.
Introduce your kids to the fun world of snorkeling. Ask a Sonic Charters boat captain to take you to St. John to explore a superb underwater world. Swim with turtles, explore marine wildlife, and find rays in the bays of St. John. With an experienced boat captain as your guide, your family will have a safe, fun time exploring.
Hike in the Virgin Islands National Park
Active families with older kids will enjoy taking a hike on the Lind Point Trail to explore St. John’s flora and fauna. Begin at the National Park visitor center and finish the day with a swim at Honeymoon Beach. Honeymoon offers plenty of rentals to enjoy some fun beach time with the kids after your hike. Once you return, enjoy a craft beer and pizza at St. John Brewers.